Many people now recognize that dental implants are the best option for replacing missing teeth. There are several questions on people's minds regarding dental implants including what exactly they are and dental implants cost. The Detroit dental implant specialists at Joseph R. Nemeth DDS & Associates in Southfield, MI have been placing tooth implants for over 20 years and are experts in the field. Below are the answers to some important questions regarding dental implants. What is a dental implant? A dental implant is an artificial tooth root that a dental implant expert places in to the jaw bone to securely and permanently hold in place a replacement tooth. What are the benefits of dental implants? Dental implants look and feel like natural teeth. They can be used to replace a single tooth, multiple teeth, or as an alternative to dentures. As opposed to partials or dentures, dental implants don't cause impairments when smiling, speaking, eating, or kissing! Not only do they function like real teeth, they look like them too, so your smile will look healthy and beautiful! I don't like the way dentures feel. Are dental implants an option for me? All-on-4 is a procedure that is available to people who would otherwise need dentures. It is a technique of restoring an entire arch with just 4 implants. All-on-4 is frequently a more comfortable alternative to wearing dentures because the teeth are held in place permanently by the implant (which integrates with the jaw bone). How do dental implants help me look younger? Dental implants preserve your facial bone which may help ward of premature signs of aging. When facial bone deteriorates, it provides less support which may cause the skin to become droopy or to wrinkle. Implants preserve the bone and help keep you looking and feeling young. Also, when you have dental implants, dietary restrictions are not necessary, as they often are with dentures. This means you don't have to avoid foods like apples, carrots, and steaks just because you can't chew them. Who is a candidate for dental implants? The ideal candidate for dental implants is someone who is in good general and oral health. People who need implants may have lost teeth due to periodontal disease, an injury, or some other reason. Candidates should have their periodontal disease treated before they have their implants placed. What do dental implants cost in Detroit? The dental implant cost in Detroit can vary for several reasons including the difficulty of the surgery and insurance coverage. Insurance coverage for dental implants varies depending on your plan. Your insurance company should be able to tell you if you qualify for dental implant coverage. If you have more questions about dental implants, please contact the Detroit dental implant specialists at 248-357-3100.